Welcome to Basic Writing, you know why you’re here. This class is designed as a stepping stone to English 1301-1302. It is intended to be a supportive environment in which you can enhance and expand your strengths as a writer. You will participate in cooperative and individual learning environments in order to simulate real world writing experiences.

OBJECTIVES

You will (with any luck):

Learn to write with a variety of voices, and understand the appropriate audience and purpose of each. Utilize critical thinking skills to express thoughts clearly and coherently through your writing. Gain confidence in you writing ability. Utilize the writing process of drafting/revising/editing/and peer reviewing to accomplish organized drafts. Be introduced to basic research skills Develop computer skills and become fluent with MICROSOFT Word and other WINDOWS applications. Be introduced to the concept of Standard American English (SAE) and improve your skills in grammar.